2012 Code of Alabama
Title 26 - INFANTS AND INCOMPETENTS.
Chapter 17 - ALABAMA UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT.
Section 26-17-309 - Procedure for rescission or challenge.
(a) Every signatory to an acknowledgment of paternity must be made a party to a proceeding to rescind or challenge the acknowledgment.
(b) For the purpose of rescission of, or challenge to, an acknowledgment of paternity, a signatory submits to personal jurisdiction of this state by signing the acknowledgment, effective upon the filing of the document with the Alabama Office of Vital Statistics.
(c) Except for good cause shown, during the pendency of a proceeding to rescind or challenge an acknowledgment of paternity, the court may not suspend the legal responsibilities of a signatory arising from the acknowledgment, including the duty to pay child support.
(d) A judicial proceeding to rescind or challenge an acknowledgment of paternity must be conducted in the same manner as a proceeding to adjudicate parentage under Article 6.
(e) At the conclusion of a proceeding to rescind or challenge an acknowledgment of paternity, the court shall order the Alabama Office of Vital Statistics to amend the birth record of the child, if appropriate.(Act 2008-376, p. 666, §2.)
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